HOW IT WORK

HAIR GROWTH

Hair grows from the follicle, or root, underneath the skin. The hair is ‘fed’ by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, which give it the nourishment it needs to grow. Between starting to grow and falling out years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. Every hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.

Over time, the length of the anagen stage decreases. Therefore, the hair may become weaker and thinner after each cycle.

1. Anagen (Growing Phase)

The growing phase lasts two to seven years and determines the length of our hair.

2. Catagen (Transition Phase)

This is the transitional stage that lasts about ten days. The hair follicle shrinks and detaches from the dermal papilla.

3. Telogen (Resting Phase)

This is the resting phase which lasts around three months. Around 10-15 percent of hairs are in this phase. Whilst the old hair is resting, a new hair begins the growth phase.

4. Exogen (New Hair Phase)

This is part of the resting phase where the old hair sheds and a new hair continues to grow. The Anagen phase begins again. Approximately 50 to 150 hairs can fall out daily, this is considered to be normal hair shedding.

Silk and Bubble products can help to support healthy hair growth and maintain it with beneficial, natural ingredients that work.

FACTORS THAT CAUSE HAIR LOSS

Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:

Family history (heredity)

The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually with aging and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.

Hormonal changes and medical conditions

A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania.

Medications and supplements

Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.

Radiation therapy to the head

The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.

A very stressful event

Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.

Certain hairstyles and treatments

Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent

WHAT GOES INSIDE OUR LITTLE POT OF MAGIC?

COCONUT - Coconut oil is a blessing for hair and is extremely effective for all hair types. In fact, this is probably the most effective conditioner ever, and coconut oil helps with damaged hair plus encourages hair regrowth.

FIGS - Figs contain hair-friendly nutrients like magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin E which promote hair growth. The essential nutrients present in this fruit stimulate blood circulation in the scalp to accelerate hair growth.

ALOE VERA - Contains essential amino acids and minerals like copper and zinc that have been clinically proven to help with healthy hair and hair growth.

ARGAN OIL - Argan oil is rich in nutrients and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and E; antioxidants; linoleic acid; and omega-6 fatty acids, so it's a great ingredient for a conditioner. The combination of all these super-nourishing ingredients leaves the hair strands softer, shinier, more manageable, and helps tame frizz.

BIOTIN - Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that’s a part of the vitamin B family. It’s also known as vitamin H. Your body needs biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy. It also plays an important role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. Keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. It’s clear that biotin improves the production of keratin in your body.

SHEA BUTTER - Filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. Some of these ingredients, such as the high content of fatty acids in shea butter, also help add moisture to your hair.

CASTOR OIL - Castor oil has many benefits your hair; It adds moisture and hydration, extra shine, strengthens your hair to prevent breaking, improves overall condition and calms an irritated scalp.

For our kinks, curls and Afro styled beauties out there, castor oil is especially uh-mazing for your type of hair. Castor oil is typically thicker than other oils and helps traps moisture into the hair, which works wonders if your hair is usually coarser or naturally lacks moisture.

Prevention

Avoid tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails.
Avoid compulsively twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair.
Treat your hair gently when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments and permanents. Use gentle deep conditioning treatments once every two weeks such as our Silk and Bubble hair mask
Avoid medications and supplements that could cause hair loss.
Protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.
Stop smoking. Some studies show an association between smoking and baldness in men.
If you are being treated with chemotherapy, ask your doctor about a cooling cap. This cap can reduce your risk of losing hair during chemotherapy.